Tag: Sports

Media picks Alabama to beat Georgia for SEC championship

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference champion while Georgia is the pick to win the Eastern Division in...

CB LeBlanc, LB Griffin sign 1-year contracts with Dolphins

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MIAMI — Cornerback Cre’von LeBlanc signed a one-year contract Friday with the Miami Dolphins, who added depth to their secondary with the status of...

Fowler, Vegas, Merritt tied for 3M Open lead in Minnesota

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BLAINE, Minn. — Rickie Fowler’s improved driving helped him shoot a 5-under 65 on Sunday in the final round of the British Open. ...

Russians suspected of doping stopped from going to Olympics

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TOKYO — Some Russian athletes were denied places on the country’s Olympic team of 335 athletes for the Tokyo Games because they are under...

Olympic Games, Tokyo-style: The pandemic era, in miniature

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TOKYO — Ghostly airports, devoid of bustle. Cavernous arenas where no crowds will roar. Stringent rules that are spottily enforced — and spottily ignored....

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...

316 people are shot every day in America. Here are 5 stories

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They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though...

Gold medal v. golden arches: Olympian’s hopes nearly quashed

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TOKYO — When the nerve pain in his arm from shooting arrows became too much to handle, and when a positive doping test threatened...

Live at Budokan: Famed arena gets another Olympic spotlight

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TOKYO — The Nippon Budokan sits serenely nestled in a verdant park at the heart of Tokyo. Visitors admire the elegant lines of its...